The most recent upgrade will make using WhatsApp on an Android smartphone while holding one hand considerably simpler. WhatsApp has started to roll out an update to its Android design that will greatly facilitate one-handed use of the well-known chat app. The firm sent out the updated layout to users on the stable update channel after introducing a bottom-tabbed design to its Android app beta testers earlier this year.
The iOS version of the app already features tabs at the bottom. Recently, WhatsApp began testing a revised iOS and Android layout with new accents and colors in the app’s beta edition.
Many users are still able to see the original navigation bar at the top that lets you switch between the Chats, Calls, and Status tabs, along with a smaller tab with the Communities icon on the left. WhatsApp released the redesigned tab to beta testers in May of last year.
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Four tabs are included in WhatsApp’s bottom tab interface: Chats, Updates, Communities, and Calls. Icons are another feature of these tabs that were not available when the tabs were at the top of the screen. Users can now quickly move between pages on their phones while using the phone with one hand, which is the most noticeable benefit of the new navigation system.
The previous version of the layout, which had tabs at the top, allowed users to swipe their fingers across the chat list to the tab they wished to move to. Still, the most recent upgrade, which added the bottom tab interface, also prohibits users from sliding across tabs.
WhatsApp began to push out additional minor interface adjustments for users on the beta channel last week. The recognizable green bar at the top of the Android app has been replaced with an all-white interface in light mode, which allows the entire program to appear dark grey when dark mode is activated.
Additionally, WhatsApp has made some adjustments to the color accents in the most recent Android beta update, which makes the green colors a little bit brighter and more vibrant—especially when dark mode is enabled.
‘Outline’ icons have recently taken the role of the app’s ‘solid’ icons for voice and video calls within individual chats and the camera icon on the main chat list.